Kenya & Uganda Gorilla Overland: Forests & Wildlife Spotting

18-to-Thirtysomethings, Nairobi to Nairobi

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

Meet mountain gorillas and other amazing wildlife on this 15-day overland adventure. Search for the "big five" in the Masai Mara, spot chimpanzees in Kalinzu Forest, and join experienced trackers while travelling deep into the Ugandan forests for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to spot endangered mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. Our Landos (overland adventure vehicles) are an adventurous and affordable way to see the highlights while wilderness camping will keep you in the thick of the action. Experience a world apart as you encounter the colourful cultures and wild landscapes of Kenya and Uganda.

What’s included

  • Your G for Good Moment: Café Ubuntu , Maai Mahiu Your G for Good Moment: AidChild Equation Cafe & Gallery, Kayabwe Your First Night Out Moment: Connect With New Friends Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group, Nairobi Your Discover Moment: Jinja
  • Wildlife safari drives in Masai Mara National Reserve
  • Safari in Lake Nakuru National Park
  • Guided mountain gorilla trek in Bwindi with permits
  • Entrance and chimpanzee tracking in Kalinzu Forest Reserve
  • Tea plantation visit
  • Transfer from Jinja to Nairobi
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Highlights

  • Explore the masai mara national reserve in 4x4 safari vans
  • Admire mountain gorillas in their natural habitat
  • Search for chimpanzees in kalinzu forest
  • Take your pick of outdoor activities in jinja

Itinerary

Nairobi Arrive at anytime. Prepare for tomorrow’s early morning by checking out the Hotel Boulevard Bar with your newest friends. Travelling can take a lot out of you so sit back, fill those food and drink needs, and spend a chill night becoming familiar with your group and CEO.
Nairobi/Masai Mara Journey through the Great Rift Valley on the way to one of the most famous national parks in Africa. Enjoy a late afternoon wildlife safari drive in the hopes of spotting the "big five".
Masai Mara Enjoy an early morning wildlife safari drive. The day continues with more wildlife viewing, as you cross the plains and rivers of the Masai Mara National Reserve.
Masai Mara/Lake Nakuru National Park Depart for Nakuru, with a stop for lunch at the G Adventures supported Ubuntu Cafe. Embark on a safari within Lake Nakuru National Park (in the Lando), in search of the resident black rhino, buffalo, impala, and the elusive leopard.
Lake Nakuru National Park/Eldoret Enjoy another safari drive in the Lando, before heading off to Eldoret.
Eldoret/Kampala Cross the border into Uganda, then camp outside of the country's capital.
Kampala/Lake Bunyonyi Get comfortable, as we cross the equator and head off to Lake Bunyonyi.
Gorilla Trek Enjoy a guided mountain gorilla trek in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
Lake Bunyonyi Enjoy free time to enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Lake Bunyonyi.
Lake Bunyonyi/Kalinzu Forest Reserve Watch the Ugandan countryside pass by on the day's journey.
Kalinzu Forest Reserve/Lake Mburo National Park Get up early for an included chimpanzee tracking excursion, then visit a tea plantation before setting off for Lake Mburo. Opt for an afternoon boat cruise on the lake, or explore the local area on foot.
Lake Mburo National Park/Jinja Head back across the equator and enjoy a meal at the G Adventures supported AidChild Equation Cafe. Continue on to Jinja, Uganda's adventure capital.
Jinja Explore Jinja, known for its outdoor and adventure activities. Opt to raft down the White Nile River, mountain bike up and down the hills or check out the local market.
Jinja/Eldoret Cross over into Kenya for a night in Eldoret.
Eldoret/Nairobi Transfer to Nairobi, where the tour ends upon arrival late afternoon.
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